Scott McLaughlin fined for burnout and carrying a poster onto the podium
The Supercars Championship organisers have handed down a wide range of fines after Race 20, most notably to race winner Scott McLaughlin. The current championship leader has been hit with $13,000 worth of fines for two separate post-race incidents.
After celebrating his victory, McLaughlin performed burnouts on his cool down lap past the nominated approved points, earning him a $3,000 fine.
In addition to this, $10,000 will be coming the way of Supercars officials after McLaughlin carried a poster reading “Ford News: Mustang wins title” onto the podium, making reference to Ford taking out the manufacturers title.
A stewards summary from Supercars officials was released post race detailing McLaughlin’s fines.
“Following a post-race DRD investigation and admission of a breach of the End of Race Procedures for Race 20 (burnouts past the nominated points) by Car 17, Scott McLaughlin, the Stewards imposed the penalty of a fine of $3000 on Scott McLaughlin.
“Following a post-race DRD investigation and admission of a breach of Rule E6.8.2 (non-permitted item on the podium) by Car 17, Scott McLaughlin, the Stewards imposed the penalty of a fine of $10,000 on Scott McLaughlin.”
Triple Eight and Tickford Racing also incurred the wrath of the stewards after the 200km race for fuel rig issues.
Though both hit with a 50 point fine in the teams championship, Triple Eight was given a $10,000 fine while Tickford owes Supercars $20,000 thanks to the fuel rig drama happening with both of their garages.
“Following a post-race DRD investigation and an admission of a breach of Rule D188.8.131.52 (Refueling Tower) and of the Authorised Representative briefing instructions, by each of the following Teams, the Stewards imposed the penalty of the Loss of 50 Teams Championship Points and a fine of $10,000, $5000 of which is suspended until 31 December 2019,” said the stewards report about the pit garage fines.